The boy wept after his grandmother passed away. Being far too young to touch the delicate fabric of mortality, the death of a family member served as a jarring affront to the endless stream of time that reached out to greet him. I didn't know, nor did I dare to ask, how she fell ill and when the family came to terms with her scheduled demise.
The sin of moral relativism should not be underestimated.
The lengths to which people will go to 'win' an argument can be truly frightening. Ego and self-preservation often prevail over honesty and common sense, as we fight to be right.
Rational and balanced opinions are scarce in comments sections across social media platforms. When Cathy Newman's interview with Jordan Peterson hit the broad light of...internet, it was considered a flop rivalling The Room, or Sharknado. After Theresa May's speech yesterday, a real improvement on her previous excursions into Britain's post-EU future in terms of detail, responses from people I don't even think of as 'internet trolls' were dangerously selective in their attempts to criticise her leadership.
The prospect of becoming a journalist was far more exciting before I discovered the series of grave threats posed to the profession by the English law on protecting journalists' confidential sources.